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18th Street Arts Center Reopening Information (Updated June 15, 2021)
With the new LA County reopening protocols, 18th Street Arts Center will now welcome walk-in visitors to view exhibitions at our Airport Campus (3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica). Though we still encourage you to make an appointment for ease and convenience, it is no long required.
The Airport Campus galleries are open
Monday-Friday from 11 AM - 5 PM, and Saturday hours from 12-5 PM will begin on July 31.
Olympic Campus (1639 18th Street) hours are Monday-Friday from 11 AM - 5 PM.

Make an appointment here - just select the exhibition you are interested in.

Please note that all visitors to 18SAC's campus must still wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in order to protect members of our artist community that live and work in the space. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

To explore our current and recent exhibitions online, please visit to view 360 virtual tours, recorded virtual talks, images, and catalogue essays. We also have a full schedule of virtual programs, including art workshops, artist talks, and conversations. Register or learn more at:

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As we continue to adapt to these challenging times, 18SAC remains dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for our community and beyond. Partnering with the city of Santa Monica, 18th Street has become a Shines COVID-19 Assurance organization.


Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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Sin Título (Homenaje a lxs últimxs fabricantes de neon en Tijuana) / Untitled (Homage to the last fabricators of neon in Tijuana) Neon Sign. 48 in. x 21 in. / Señal de neón. 48 x 21 pulgadas. Photo by Marc Walker.

Cog•nate Collective | Manos a la Obra

October 25, 2021 - February 5, 2022

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition Manos a la Obra of new work by Cog•nate Collective, along with collaborators from their ongoing Market Exchange project, on view in the Propeller Gallery at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica from October 25, 2021 - February 5, 2022.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday from 12 - 5 PM at 3026 Airport Ave. Masks are required at all times. Walk-ins are…

Antonio Jose Guzman, in collaboration with Iva Jankovic, The Disconnection of Time - Electric Dub Station Series, 2021. Organic cotton traditionally dyed with indigo // Algodón orgánico teñido tradicionalmente con añil Site-specific installation // Instalación de sitio específico. Courtesy of the artist // Cortesía del artista. Supported by The Mondriaan Fund // Apoyado por The Mondriaan Fund. Photo by Marc Walker.

Weaving Unity

November 8, 2021 - February 5, 2022

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition Weaving Unity featuring the work of Bárbara Santos, Claudia Concha, Ni'Ja Whitson, Enid Baxter Ryce, and Antonio José Guzmán + Iva Jankovic, on view in the Slipstream Galleries at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus (3026 Airport Ave. in Santa Monica) from November 8, 2021 - February 5, 2022. Weaving Unity highlights the knowledge of our human and non-human ancestors in contemporary visual artworks from around the world. The selected…

Market Exchange's Installation Manos a la Obra at the Pico Pop-Up, 2021.

Manos a la Obra Pop-Up Artisan Market / Closing Celebration

February 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Manos a la Obra Pop-Up Artisan Market / Closing Celebration Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 11 AM - 3 PM 18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405 Join us for a community celebration of craft and art at the Manos a la Obra pop-up Artisan Market! The market will feature different products produced and/or sourced by local artisans who have been collaborating with artists Cog•nate Collective to establish a community-led public market in Santa…

Pyrite Pirate Radio, Drum Kit (detail), 2020.

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Workshop

April 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Workshop Saturday, April 2 | 11 am-12 pm Online: Zoom   Join Peter Simensky and his Pyrite Radio in an all-ages intergenerational audio gathering workshop and discover the hidden potential of Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold. In this workshop, you will learn how to record your own sounds and create new collections of your neighborhood. You can also bring recordings of sounds to contribute, which can be sourced from your favorite music, sounds, lectures, and…

Pyrite Pirate Radio - video still

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Performance

April 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Performance Saturday, April 9 |  12-3 pm 18th Street Arts Center | Olympic campus 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 In-person: Eventbrite Join Peter Simensky and his Pyrite Pirate Radio in a live performance audio set that will feature local and regional sounds across Los Angeles and beyond. Pyrite, also known as Fool's Gold, magically picks up AM frequency. For this performance, Pyrite Pirate Radio will broadcast AM transmissions played on a series of mobile…

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